Monday, August 5, 2013

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf 
Indelible (The Twixt, #1)Released: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Twixt, Book 1

Page Amount: 384, ARC
POV: 3rd Person 
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=86/100 B

Some things are permanent. Indelible. And they cannot be changed back. Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same. Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no

This book immediately caught my attention. Joy is stabbed in the eye while at a club by a mysterious man with the pitch black eyes that no one else can see. From then on Ms. Metcalf dives into the history of a whole new creature and world, the Twixt. It was an interesting premise from the start, but it was a little unbelievable to me. Ink, the mysterious guy, and his sister, Inq, mark people with their own signature. It's a unique kind of creature and the concept was very interesting at the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy this book, but the farther into the story I got, the less I believed in the world and the repetitive the story became. Once Joy is marked, all these weird people start falling her around and some even attack her. Most of the book describes an event of this. One after the other. Same thing, but with a different person. It made me lose interest a bit. If this book was just a little shorter, I feel like this book would absolutely amazing.  

The characters were intriguing. Joy was probably the most believable character to me. I liked being able to see her grow throughout the book. Ink was a good character too, but he lacked that heartthrob factor. Joy and Ink's relationship felt a little forced to me. It happened gradually but they were never really lovey dovey. No romantic banter between these two. Inq was pretty fun to read about, on the other hand. I loved some scenes involving her, but it was really freaky when she marked Joy. Honestly, I wish I was able to connect with the characters more. There is such potential and a unique concept to this book that I hope the next books are even better.

The ending was pretty good. The big battle scene I didn't really get much out of because of all the action leading up to it, but I did enjoy the last couple of chapters. I find it interesting about Joy's powers, so I hope Metcalf dives into that some more in the sequel. Despite the few things that slowed the pace for me, I did enjoy reading this book. There were a lot of good moments that had me relating to and rooting for Joy.

My Favorite Part: The epilogue.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a unique concept to check out!
Will I be reading the next book? I think so. 

Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoy this book!

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Review by Macy ♥

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